Period
to 18 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £495 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Development Operations Engineer
England > North West
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 96 151
Rank change year-on-year +46 +55 +43
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 230 104 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.75% 1.84% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.95% 1.95% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 92 60
North West median daily rate £495 £490 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.02% +8.89% +2.86%
10th Percentile £390 £376 £363
90th Percentile £646 £575 £550
England median daily rate £525 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
North West median hourly rate £42.50 £51.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% - -
England median hourly rate £65.00 £46.75 £48.50
% change year-on-year +39.04% -3.61% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,830 5,339 7,290
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.06% 94.36% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,624 3,239 4,447
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £225 £247
90th Percentile £575 £545 £539
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 316 287 306
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £18.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.60% +13.20% +2.88%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £11.28
90th Percentile £51.25 £51.50 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% +8.57%

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured DevOps Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps Engineer in the North West

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps Engineer in the North West

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the North West over the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps Engineer in the North West

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DevOps Engineer in the North West

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the North West over the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DevOps Engineer in the North West

DevOps Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer within the North West region over the 6 months to 18 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +34 141 £500 +5.26% 38
Cheshire +17 47 £450 -10.00% 17
Lancashire +14 29 £500 -6.54% 2
Merseyside +2 2 £550 +22.22% 3
DevOps Engineer
England

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 July 2018, DevOps Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region featuring DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 230 (100.00%) DevOps
2 139 (60.43%) Puppet
3 127 (55.22%) Linux
4 117 (50.87%) Python
5 107 (46.52%) Ansible
6 99 (43.04%) Jenkins
6 99 (43.04%) Amazon AWS
7 88 (38.26%) Docker
8 85 (36.96%) Opscode Chef
9 83 (36.09%) Terraform
10 75 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
11 70 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
12 68 (29.57%) Git (software)
13 63 (27.39%) Kubernetes
14 62 (26.96%) Ruby
15 61 (26.52%) Bash Shell
16 57 (24.78%) Configuration Management
17 51 (22.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 43 (18.70%) Java
19 38 (16.52%) Test Automation
19 38 (16.52%) JIRA
20 32 (13.91%) Windows
21 30 (13.04%) Deployment Automation
22 28 (12.17%) Shell Script
23 25 (10.87%) Perl
23 25 (10.87%) TDD
23 25 (10.87%) Confluence
23 25 (10.87%) Microservices
24 24 (10.43%) Sonatype Nexus
24 24 (10.43%) Continuous Delivery

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 25 (10.87%) Confluence
2 12 (5.22%) Apache
3 10 (4.35%) Tomcat
3 10 (4.35%) Tuxedo
4 9 (3.91%) Cloud Foundry
4 9 (3.91%) nginx
5 8 (3.48%) JBoss
6 6 (2.61%) Apache Spark
6 6 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.30%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.87%) IIS
9 1 (0.43%) CMS
9 1 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 99 (43.04%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (9.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (6.96%) AWS CloudFormation
4 14 (6.09%) OpenShift
5 11 (4.78%) PaaS
6 9 (3.91%) GitHub
7 8 (3.48%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (3.48%) AWS Lambda
7 8 (3.48%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (3.48%) Serverless
8 7 (3.04%) SaaS
9 6 (2.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (2.17%) Amazon ELB
10 5 (2.17%) Amazon S3
11 4 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (1.74%) CloudFront
11 4 (1.74%) npm
11 4 (1.74%) Route 53
12 3 (1.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.87%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.04%) HTTP
1 7 (3.04%) TCP/IP
2 6 (2.61%) Internet
3 5 (2.17%) DNS
3 5 (2.17%) Firewall
4 4 (1.74%) VPN
5 3 (1.30%) SSL
6 2 (0.87%) BGP
6 2 (0.87%) DHCP
6 2 (0.87%) DSL
6 2 (0.87%) FTP
6 2 (0.87%) IPFIX
6 2 (0.87%) IPsec
6 2 (0.87%) Junos
6 2 (0.87%) MPLS
6 2 (0.87%) MRTG
6 2 (0.87%) Network Security
6 2 (0.87%) OSPF
6 2 (0.87%) SNMP
6 2 (0.87%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.39%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (6.52%) SQL Server
3 13 (5.65%) Big Data
4 11 (4.78%) Hadoop
5 10 (4.35%) MySQL
6 8 (3.48%) NoSQL
7 7 (3.04%) MongoDB
8 5 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (2.17%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.74%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.87%) Redis
10 2 (0.87%) SQLite
11 1 (0.43%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.43%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.43%) Electronic Patient Records
11 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.43%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 99 (43.04%) Jenkins
2 68 (29.57%) Git (software)
3 38 (16.52%) JIRA
4 24 (10.43%) Sonatype Nexus
5 23 (10.00%) Bitbucket
6 18 (7.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 16 (6.96%) SonarQube
8 14 (6.09%) Gradle
9 11 (4.78%) Artifactory
9 11 (4.78%) TeamCity
10 10 (4.35%) eggPlant
10 10 (4.35%) Maven
11 9 (3.91%) GitLab
12 7 (3.04%) gulp
12 7 (3.04%) PyCharm
13 6 (2.61%) CircleCI
13 6 (2.61%) IBM UrbanCode
13 6 (2.61%) Travis CI
13 6 (2.61%) Visual Studio
14 5 (2.17%) Selenium
General
1 19 (8.26%) Finance
2 9 (3.91%) Banking
2 9 (3.91%) Marketing
3 8 (3.48%) Electronics
3 8 (3.48%) Manufacturing
3 8 (3.48%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.61%) Games
5 4 (1.74%) Automotive
5 4 (1.74%) Law
6 3 (1.30%) Legal
6 3 (1.30%) Retail
7 2 (0.87%) Back Office
8 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (10.00%) .NET
2 22 (9.57%) Web Services
3 13 (5.65%) Middleware
4 12 (5.22%) JSON
4 12 (5.22%) Spring
5 10 (4.35%) AngularJS
5 10 (4.35%) Node.js
5 10 (4.35%) WCF
6 9 (3.91%) React
7 8 (3.48%) .NET Framework
8 7 (3.04%) ASP.NET
8 7 (3.04%) Elastic Stack
8 7 (3.04%) REST
8 7 (3.04%) XML
9 6 (2.61%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (2.61%) HTML
9 6 (2.61%) LINQ
9 6 (2.61%) RESTful
10 5 (2.17%) Kafka
10 5 (2.17%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.83%) Greenfield Project
2 14 (6.09%) Linux Command Line
3 11 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.91%) Public Cloud
5 5 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.17%) iPad
5 5 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.30%) Clustering
6 3 (1.30%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.87%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.87%) Internet of Things
7 2 (0.87%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.43%) Fintech
8 1 (0.43%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 127 (55.22%) Linux
2 51 (22.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 32 (13.91%) Windows
4 23 (10.00%) CentOS
5 14 (6.09%) Windows Server
6 12 (5.22%) Unix
7 4 (1.74%) Solaris
8 3 (1.30%) Android
9 2 (0.87%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.87%) Debian
9 2 (0.87%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (100.00%) DevOps
2 75 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
4 57 (24.78%) Configuration Management
5 38 (16.52%) Test Automation
6 30 (13.04%) Deployment Automation
7 25 (10.87%) Microservices
7 25 (10.87%) TDD
8 24 (10.43%) Continuous Delivery
9 23 (10.00%) Scrum
10 16 (6.96%) Continuous Deployment
11 15 (6.52%) Software Engineering
12 12 (5.22%) Problem-Solving
13 11 (4.78%) Mentoring
13 11 (4.78%) Open Source
14 10 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
14 10 (4.35%) High Availability
14 10 (4.35%) User Stories
15 9 (3.91%) E-Commerce
15 9 (3.91%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 117 (50.87%) Python
2 62 (26.96%) Ruby
3 61 (26.52%) Bash Shell
4 43 (18.70%) Java
5 28 (12.17%) Shell Script
6 25 (10.87%) Perl
7 22 (9.57%) SQL
8 20 (8.70%) Groovy
8 20 (8.70%) JavaScript
9 19 (8.26%) PHP
10 17 (7.39%) C#
11 16 (6.96%) PowerShell
12 8 (3.48%) Go
13 4 (1.74%) XPath
14 2 (0.87%) Bourne shell
15 1 (0.43%) Java 8
15 1 (0.43%) Jython
15 1 (0.43%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (5.65%) Security Cleared
2 9 (3.91%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.87%) AWS Certification
3 2 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.87%) Degree
4 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.78%) QA
2 4 (1.74%) GCP
System Software
1 88 (38.26%) Docker
2 9 (3.91%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (1.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (1.74%) etcd
4 3 (1.30%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.87%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.87%) KVM
5 2 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.43%) Gluster
6 1 (0.43%) iptables
6 1 (0.43%) LXC
6 1 (0.43%) NFS
6 1 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 139 (60.43%) Puppet
2 107 (46.52%) Ansible
3 85 (36.96%) Opscode Chef
4 83 (36.09%) Terraform
5 63 (27.39%) Kubernetes
6 9 (3.91%) Consul
6 9 (3.91%) Packer
6 9 (3.91%) Salt
7 7 (3.04%) logstash
8 5 (2.17%) Kibana
8 5 (2.17%) Nagios
8 5 (2.17%) ZABBIX
9 3 (1.30%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (1.30%) FlexNet
9 3 (1.30%) HAProxy
9 3 (1.30%) Prometheus
9 3 (1.30%) Rancher
10 2 (0.87%) Cacti
10 2 (0.87%) collectd
10 2 (0.87%) Observium
Vendors
1 24 (10.43%) Oracle
2 21 (9.13%) Red Hat
3 20 (8.70%) Atlassian
4 17 (7.39%) Microsoft
5 16 (6.96%) Splunk
6 14 (6.09%) VMware
7 9 (3.91%) SAP
8 8 (3.48%) IBM
9 6 (2.61%) Google
10 5 (2.17%) Blue Prism
11 4 (1.74%) AppDynamics
11 4 (1.74%) Capita
11 4 (1.74%) Cloudera
12 3 (1.30%) Ab Initio
12 3 (1.30%) Cisco
13 2 (0.87%) Ericsson
13 2 (0.87%) Huawei
13 2 (0.87%) Juniper
13 2 (0.87%) Rackspace
14 1 (0.43%) Sitecore